Gadkari: Shatrughan supports Jethmalani

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 18:08 hrs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday supported senior party leaders Ram Jethmalani and Yashwant Sinha on their demand for party president Nitin Gadkari's resignation over alleged corruption charges against him.

Adding more pressure on Gadkari, Sinha said he was ´ideologically´ with the two senior BJP leaders on the issue.

Speaking to reporters, Sinha said: "The issue raised by them should be looked at seriously."

He said decision on this matter should be taken ´swiftly´.

India´s main opposition party faced embarrassments over the issue of its president Gadkari from within as Jethmalani and Yashwant Sinha demanded that the party chief should step down over business malpractice charges.

Jethmalani revolted openly against the party leadership saying Gadkari must step down as the president of the outfit till a probe into the corruption charges against him cleared him.

Pertinently, at a press conference he also had claimed that other senior leaders like Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha shared his views on Gadkari´s removal.

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